Saturday, June 1, 2013

Quinoa Patties

Are you trying to eat less meat but need more ideas ? 
Why not try quinoa patties? .
Quinoa patties are easy to make,  taste great,  and are appealing to both adults and kids. In addition, quinoa is gluten free and available in most supermarkets, health food stores, Trader Joe's etc. 

 Quinoa has about 8 grams of protein per cup ( cooked) and is rich in minerals and fiber as well.  And unlike most legumes and grains, quinoa is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids that are so important nutritionally to give you a complete source of protein in itself.
These simple easy to make patties can be topped with salsa, Greek yogurt for additional protein , sauteed mushrooms or eaten with sauce of your choice.. .
quinoa burgers
Quinoa patties and a side of salsa

Are you already a quinoa lover or just curious about it ? If you have never had quinoa before ( pronounced keen-wah)  , read a previous post about quinoa where I explain what it is, where to buy it, how to cook it, and why it's so good for you. However, If you are already familiar with quinoa, just keep reading.

Lately, I'm loving quinoa and have been experimenting with a variety of ways to prepare it.. In the past, I've made it where it looks and tastes like rice ( will be posting it next week) and ate it as a side dish, made it into a tabooleh type of salad, made stuffed peppers, added it to soup, quinoa burgers and even eaten it as a hot breakfast cereal. Yes, this little seed not grain is versatile, nutritious, protein rich, and tasty. It's a great addition to almost any meal and can be presented in so many ways.

The other day I was visiting a blog called, Frugal Lving NW and saw a recipe for quinoa patties..
That was something different, so I thought I would give it a try.
I adapted it to make it gluten free and dairy free. They came out great! Everyone loved them.
For greatest flavor, eat them when they are hot.

They can also be frozen and taken out as needed.

Ingredients: 
2 and 1/2 cups cooked quinoa ( according to package directions)
2 large eggs beaten
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup of oat flour ( put gluten free oats in Vitamix or blender and mix until becomes powder or close)
or use (gluten free) bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
optional: 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Directions: 
Place cooked quinoa in a large mixing bowl. Add beaten eggs, carrot, onion, zucchini, oat flour ( or GF breadcrumbs)  , salt and pepper and mix well with a fork. Use a 1/4 cup measuring spoon to divide into patties. Saute patties in olive oil spray or olive oil until lightly browned on each side. Eat while piping hot.

quinoa patties
Quinoa and salsa dip

Can also be made in muffin tins!!  Real Easy!! I love this method

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees
If you prefer not to saute to save the effort , make this batter in muffins. Grease the muffin tin, measure a 1/4 cup of quinoa batter for each muffin , and bake in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes. These can be kept in the fridge for about 4 days or frozen and popped out as needed. But always eat them hot for best flavor.

quinoa patties


Made in muffin tin
Whether you make them a flat patties sautéed in a pan or make them as muffins , they taste taste great! Always enjoy them piping hot for best flavor! ( Both varieties can be frozen)


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36 comments:

  1. Love this idea!
    I need GF and this is just another way to use quinoa. thx!!
    What do you have as that red sauce? Marina? it sort of looks like horseradish and ketchup.

    I have such a hard time reading your blog. The words are not highlighted and I must highlight them to read this. Are you aware?

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    1. The sauce was just Salsa from Trader Joe's ..

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  2. thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I had no idea. Are you reading on a phone or computer? Not sure what you mean by highlighted.. Any ideas how to fix that? Anyone else having that problem?

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  3. These look AWESOME!!!! I'm pinning right now!
    Visiting from On The Menu Monday!

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    1. Thanks for pinning them . I hope you try them.. they are easy and healthy and of course GF

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  4. These patties look lovely Judee. I bet they taste great too :) I love the idea of baking them in the oven - might have to try that.

    I don't have a problem viewing your blog. It works on both of my browsers (Chrome and Safari), on the phone and computer. Perhaps Margaret is using an old browser?

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  5. We've crossed over to low gluten ... and we love quinoa! Dinner ... here we come!

    Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some serious goodness.

    Also, I would love for you to share this post with other mommas. We have a little link up started. Momma's sharing our notes, creating a melody. We could use your fave recipes, fun mom moments, encouraging words, the goofy, anything mom. I would be honored to have you join us.

    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/05/momma-notes.html

    Splashin,
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks so much for the comments. Hope you like the quinoa patties.I'm heading over right now..

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  6. Judee, I love your tips for using the muffin tin.

    For some reason I always think "lazy summer" and that I'll have all the time in the world. It always turns out that summers are hectic and I'm scrambling to make dinner. So...I'm also very interested in the freezing tip.

    Thank you for linking this week.

    BTW, I can view your blog just fine.
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

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    1. They are easy and freeze great! But they also last in the fridge for 4 days...

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  7. Great idea! Can't wait to try them!
    I found you on Allergy Free Wednesday. My post is for GF & V Perfect Brownie Bites. Here's the link: http://noskinnies.com/blog/2013/5/30/gluten-free-vegan-low-carb-perfect-brownie-bites.
    Hope you'll stop by soon :->
    www.NoSkinnies.com

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    1. thanks for introducing yourself. I'm checking out your brownies. Love gluten free ideas that are also vegan

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  8. I have never cooked with quinoa before but I love that you can make it into patties! I really need to try it sometime. Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party! BTW, I don't have any problem viewing your blog (I use Firefox).

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  9. What a great recipe! They sound very good and I love your idea of topping them with a salsa or mushrooms. I will take one with mushrooms! Thanks for sharing these on the BBQ Block Party.

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  10. I make veggie patties all the time. I've never thought of baking them in a muffin tin. That's a great idea! My name is Katie and I hostInspired Weekends, open from Thursday to Thursday. I would love to have you link up!

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  11. I can never figure out what to do with quinoa. Thanks for the idea!

    Natashalh

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  12. Thanks for sharing the recipe, these look great! I've been adding quinoa to a lot of my dishes lately so I'll have to try this.

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  13. Quinoa is a staple in our house. Using a muffin tin is brilliant :)

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    1. Thanks Jill. Sometimes a good idea just happens. I use muffin tins for lots of ideas, like baking hard boiled eggs too. But it did work great for this quinoa recipe

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  14. Just popping back over to say that the new "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party is live and ready for your posts!

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Your Quinoa Patties sound delicious. I love the fresh veggies you have used in them as well. It's great you can make them in muffin tins for variety too. I've pinned this to our Hearth and Soul recipes board.

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  17. I admit, I have never tried quinoa - you make this sound so wonderful - I should give it a try! So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Kathy,
      It's time you tried it. It is the new sensation for taste and nutrients. If you want to use less meat, this is a perfect solution. It is kind of like rice.

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  18. YUM, I must try this!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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    1. Cindy,
      I'm a regular at your gluten free friday party! There are so many great recipes each week and because they are all gluten free, thats a bonus. Thanks for hosting.
      Judee @ www.glutenfreematters.com

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  19. These look great! Thanks for sharing with us on #pintasticpinterestingparty. I think I will try this recipe soon!

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    1. I love sharing these quinoa patties because they are so healthy and so good. Hope you enjoy them

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  20. These look really yummy and perfect for a light lunch. Popping by from Creative Mondays.

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    1. They would be great as a light lunch. Thanks for the suggestion

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  21. Intrigued by the idea of quinoa patties - they look yummy
    (ps - over here from the Manic Monday Blog Hop :D )

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I hope you do get to try these easy to make patties maybe for dinner with some soup and salad

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  22. I've been wondering how to cook Quinoa. And now i know how to pronounce it! Thanks! I want to try these. I'm trying to make more healthy food. And I want to go gluten-free. Glad I found this on the Maniac Monday Hop!

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    1. Quinoa is not as well known in the US as rice, but it is just as easy to make. It has a light nutty taste and is full of protein. It does have an odd spelling for the pronunciation,

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  23. These look scrumptious. I've never had quinoa, but I look forward to trying it. Thanks - D7ana from the Retro Pin Party.

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